Nova Scotia

Power outages continue in Meat Cove

Nova Scotia Power says people on the northern tip of Cape Breton can expect electricity soon for the first time in two days.

High winds keep crews from reconnecting downed lines

Nova Scotia Power says people on the northern tip of Cape Breton can expect electricity soon for the first time in two days.

About 100 customers between Meat Cove and Bay St. Lawrence have been without power since Wednesday morning when a storm slammed the region.

High winds and sheets of rain took down trees, which downed power lines.

The bad weather continued Thursday, preventing crews from reconnecting the lines.

"The conditions there over the past two days have been pretty extreme. Our crews there have been dealing with high winds. There's been snow. The winds at times have been too strong for the line workers to be up in the bucket trucks," said David Rhodenizer, spokesman for the utility.

Rhodenizer said the storm surge was so powerful that waves splashed up over the power lines.

Crews returned to Meat Cove on Friday once conditions eased.

The utility says service should be restored by the afternoon.

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